BrainStorm Neuroscience Pitch Competition 2019

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019 6:30 pm
Pearl Stable
303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA

BrainStorm is an event that connects neuroscience researchers with the coaching and capital they need to fund their research projects. Join the Mind Science Foundation for an engaging experience as neuroscience research finalists pitch their innovative ideas for groundbreaking science. Join in the fun by casting your vote to help decide which researcher should win the evening's research awards. The winner is announced live!

The evening also includes a special presentation from our host for the evening, world-renowned illusionist, Mark Mitton

BrainStorm is the focal point of the Foundation's longtime commitment to funding early-career researchers, teamed with senior primary investigators in powerful labs to work on pilot studies that will help them obtain grants for further research, while honing their skills in translating complex neuroscience for a general audience.

Held at San Antonio’s Pearl Stable in the Historic Pearl Brewery, the evening kicks off with a members reception before the formal pitch competition. This event is free for Mind Science Foundation members or you may purchase a ticket (information below). To become a member, click here.

Event Schedule

5:30 pm   Member Reception
6:00 pm   Doors open
6:30 pm   Competition begins
7:15 pm   Cast your vote
7:15 pm   Mark Mitton presentation
7:45 pm   Winner announced  
BrainStorm Neuroscience Pitch Competition 2019

Mark Mitton, Emcee

Our special host for the evening will be Mr. Mark Mitton, a professional magician who is fascinated by using magic to better understand how we see the world.

In addition to performing at events all over the world and creating magic for film and stage productions, Mark explores the theme of "Misdirection" from an interdisciplinary standpoint. He regularly presents on "Perception" at universities and conferences in North America and Europe, including the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and has lectured with the late Nobel Laureate Dr. Gerald Edelman of The Neurosciences Institute.

CEU’s Available

Continuing education hours provided by MSF are designed to meet the CE requirements for psychologists, licensed psychological associates, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, social workers, teachers, educators, and school counselors. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Provider No. 935. Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners Provider No. CS-3834. Texas Education Agency Provider No. 501136.

Thank You to our Underwriters

The Brown Foundation (Silver)

William Knox Holt Foundation (Silver)

Muriel F. Siebert Foundation (Bronze)

Smothers Foundation (Bronze)

Joan Cheever & Dennis Quinn (Underwriting)

Cina Forgason (Underwriting)

Frost Bank (Underwriter)

Helen Kleberg Groves (Underwriter)

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